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Cream of the crop: The dairy boom in China's bakery market

Cream of the crop: The dairy boom in China’s bakery market

By Gill Hyslop

Irish dairy processor Glanbia is capitalizing on the Chinese consumer’s growing penchant for full-fat dairy creams – especially prevalent in raft of exquisitely decorated cream-topped cakes on show at Bakery China.

Creating trends in China’s bakery market

Creating trends in China’s bakery market

By Gill Hyslop

Rich Products Corporation has been at the forefront of development in China’s bakery industry since its entry three decades ago and today is considered a trend originator.

The Gluten Intolerance Group predicts the industry will plateau within five years as the diet turns to medical necessity over fad. Pic: ©GettyImages/bellabrend

Certification matters now more than ever: Gluten Intolerance Group

By Kristine Sherred

The gluten-free market has tapered off in the past five years as consumer tastes evolve and nutritionists recommend a diet higher in whole grains. However, for three million Americans who are celiacs or gluten-intolerant, the medical reality of a gluten-free...

Euromonitor Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2019.

Euromonitor Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2019

By Jenny Eagle

2019 will be a year of change. With increased purchasing power, empowered consumers are pushing brands to embrace their values. Connected consumers are finding the joy in disconnecting. Older consumers want to feel and be treated as younger, says Euromonitor.

Tomorrow's top 10 trends to watch from Innova. Pic: ©GettyImages/NoraVector

10 key snack trends to watch

By Gill Hyslop

There is no doubt that healthy snacking is trending, with emphasis on clean label, protein and vegan launches. According to Innova Market Insights, as snacks become healthier, more wholesome and satisfying, they are increasingly fulfilling the role of...

The US baked goods market is big business. Pic: ©GettyImages/fotogal

Industry insight into US bakery market

By Gill Hyslop

As consumers increasingly opt to follow a healthy lifestyle, they are demanding more gluten-free, low-carb, whole grain, organic and paleo diet products. However, there will always be a way to find an excuse to give in to indulgence, especially when it...

Robots of the future.

Processing innovation: Tokyo Pack 2018

Robots of the future make their debut at Tokyo Pack 2018

By Jenny Eagle

An MiR100 portable heavy goods robot by Kantum and a flying drone called Prodroneto, which will be launched in December, made their debut at this year’s Tokyo Pack 2018.

The Chinese penchant for chocolate is growing. Pic: ©GettyImages/PrasertSripodok

Chocolate’s use in bakery is a booming business in China

By Gill Hyslop

Once perceived as an exotic delicacy – bought only as a luxury gift or an extravagant treat – the Chinese consumers’ taste for chocolate is growing and the ingredient is quickly cementing a niche for itself in bakery.

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